Wednesday, July 7, 2021 / by Matt Davies
Taking a summer vacation? Here's how to make sure your time away from home is relaxing and stress free.
Check Your Thermostat
If you haven't already installed one, a smart thermostat can be a lifesaver when you are away. They will allow you to control and monitor conditions in your home all by your smartphone with an app. This way you can reduce energy costs by turning up the thermostat when you are gone, as well as prevent things like mold and mildew.
Turn Water Off
Prevent plumbing leaks from occurring in your absence, and avoid significant water damage and costly repairs. After shutting off the main water valve, let your kitchen and bathroom faucets run dry, ensuring that no water is left in the pipes. Make sure you turn the valves to the off position upon leaving.
Double Down on Smart Security
Consider a smart security system – the most popular being Ring- modern systems feature contract-free, affordable monitoring, quick DIY installation, and remote monitoring notifications. You can control the security of your home by app on your smartphone.
Empty the Fridge, Take Out the Trash
No one wants to come home to a stinky smelly house! Take out all the trash before you leave and take it to the curb if you can. Food inside your fridge can go bad and create moldy science experiments, be sure to clean out your kitchen before heading off as well.